Post Tagged with: "refugee crisis"

Securitization of Refugees in Europe

Securitization of Refugees in Europe

Securitization of refugees to Europe varies when measured in terms of intensity and effectiveness. Yet, political discourse has been shaped by securitization attempts.

The European Union Immigration Agreement with Libya:  Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

The European Union Immigration Agreement with Libya: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Before engaging Libya as a partner in its “externalization” agenda, the EU must establish a mechanism that ensures an adequate assessment of individual protection needs.

Hungary, the Barbed Wire Fence of Europe

Hungary, the Barbed Wire Fence of Europe

The Hungarian government’s, anti-migration and anti-EU, posturing persists as a populist strategy to maintain a firm grip on power.

Criminalising Search and Rescue Operations in the Mediterranean

Criminalising Search and Rescue Operations in the Mediterranean

It is crucial to involve NGOs in the fight against trafficking by allowing them to work and support in their mission of saving lives at sea and from human trafficking.

Framing the Refugee

Framing the Refugee

Unless citizens are willing to problematize their own position, power and safety, they must accept that they are not willing to take the Refugee Question seriously.

Fear, Anger and Attitudes Toward Immigration

Fear, Anger and Attitudes Toward Immigration

Fear and anger that undergird the reactions to outgroups contribute greatly to coalescing diverse interests into supporting strong border controls which exclude migrants.

Refugees: Economic Burden or Opportunity?

Refugees: Economic Burden or Opportunity?

The only sense in which refugees could be framed as a “burden” or “cost”, takes a strictly narrow conceptualisation of “economic” and a very short-term view of life.

Canada’s Audacious Refugee Response

Canada’s Audacious Refugee Response

The Canadian approach shows the possibility of a future for thousands of Syrian youth through resettlement, as important as any other effort to confront the Syrian war.

Turkey's EU Accession. A child and two older women hold turkey balloons.

Turkey and the EU: Strategic Rapprochement in the Shadow of the Refugee Crisis

At the present juncture, EU-Turkey relations seem to be evolving towards a strategic partnership rather than Turkey’s full integration into the Union.

Fortress Europe?  Porous Borders and EU Dependence on Neighbour Countries

Fortress Europe? Porous Borders and EU Dependence on Neighbour Countries

EU borders cannot be understood without understanding the relations with its neighbours and the stability in its borderlands. The image of Fortress Europe is too naïve.

Interview – Nicholas Kristof

Interview – Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof discusses the Syrian Civil War, the attitudes of US Presidential Candidates towards refugees, and the challenges of reporting from war-torn countries.

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